Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    ST
    Guest
    Hello,

    I recently moved to Hershey, PA. I am thinking of switching from
    Sprint to Cingular, or Verizon. I don't get any signal on my Sprint
    phone in my office, but my colleage can talk on his Verizon phone.

    Could those people in Hershey please tell me how do you like Cingular
    in this area?

    How does Cingluar compares with Sprint or Verizon?

    I have been with Sprint for several years. My currently plan is 750
    minutes, two phones, evening starts at 8:00 pm, for $60 a month. Can I
    get similar deal with Cingular or Verizon?

    What kind of phone would I get if I decided to switch?

    Thanks!

    ST




    See More: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?




  2. #2
    George
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    ST wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I recently moved to Hershey, PA. I am thinking of switching from
    > Sprint to Cingular, or Verizon. I don't get any signal on my Sprint
    > phone in my office, but my colleage can talk on his Verizon phone.
    >
    > Could those people in Hershey please tell me how do you like Cingular
    > in this area?
    >
    > How does Cingluar compares with Sprint or Verizon?
    >
    > I have been with Sprint for several years. My currently plan is 750
    > minutes, two phones, evening starts at 8:00 pm, for $60 a month. Can I
    > get similar deal with Cingular or Verizon?
    >
    > What kind of phone would I get if I decided to switch?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > ST
    >


    I can verify that VZW has great coverage in that area.



  3. #3
    Ted B.
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?


    "ST" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello,
    >
    > I recently moved to Hershey, PA. I am thinking of switching from
    > Sprint to Cingular, or Verizon. I don't get any signal on my Sprint
    > phone in my office, but my colleage can talk on his Verizon phone.
    >
    > Could those people in Hershey please tell me how do you like Cingular
    > in this area?
    >
    > How does Cingluar compares with Sprint or Verizon?
    >
    > I have been with Sprint for several years. My currently plan is 750
    > minutes, two phones, evening starts at 8:00 pm, for $60 a month. Can I
    > get similar deal with Cingular or Verizon?
    >
    > What kind of phone would I get if I decided to switch?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > ST
    >


    We just spent a week in Hershey, visiting friends. We have two Nokia 3220,
    which normally get excellent reception. Everywhere we went in Hershey, we
    had a strong signal. HOWEVER, we had a number of phone calls (on both
    handsets) that just dropped in the Hershey area for no apparent reason at
    all (signal strength good, BTW). We don't live in PA. At home, we have no
    problem with dropped calls with the same phones that were dropping calls in
    Hershey area. I think overall you'd be satisfied with Cingular service in
    Hershey. It appears that Cingular has a bad tower or two in the area,
    though.

    On a side note, we dumped Verizon due to outrageous billing errors that
    Verizon acknowleged, but refused to correct. Comparing Cingular to Verizon
    .. . . Cingular is a MUCH better service than Verizon, in ALL ways. The
    coverage (GSM nation) is better, you get more minutes for the same price,
    you get rollover minutes, and NO BILLING ERRORS. I wouldn't go back to
    Verizon if Verizon paid me to use it. I was a Verizon customer for several
    years until their billing department had a multi-month stupid attack.
    Verizon coverage was GOOD, but Cingular's is even better. Considering
    Cingular is less expensive and (so far at least) has accurate billing, it's
    a no-brainer. If you must switch from Sprint, try Cingular. Just watch out
    for the bad towers in the Hershey area. -Dave





  4. #4
    George
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    Ted B. wrote:
    >
    >
    > We just spent a week in Hershey, visiting friends. We have two Nokia 3220,
    > which normally get excellent reception. Everywhere we went in Hershey, we
    > had a strong signal. HOWEVER, we had a number of phone calls (on both
    > handsets) that just dropped in the Hershey area for no apparent reason at
    > all (signal strength good, BTW). We don't live in PA. At home, we have no
    > problem with dropped calls with the same phones that were dropping calls in
    > Hershey area. I think overall you'd be satisfied with Cingular service in
    > Hershey. It appears that Cingular has a bad tower or two in the area,
    > though.
    >
    > On a side note, we dumped Verizon due to outrageous billing errors that
    > Verizon acknowleged, but refused to correct. Comparing Cingular to Verizon
    > . . . Cingular is a MUCH better service than Verizon, in ALL ways. The
    > coverage (GSM nation) is better, you get more minutes for the same price,
    > you get rollover minutes, and NO BILLING ERRORS. I wouldn't go back to
    > Verizon if Verizon paid me to use it. I was a Verizon customer for several
    > years until their billing department had a multi-month stupid attack.
    > Verizon coverage was GOOD, but Cingular's is even better. Considering
    > Cingular is less expensive and (so far at least) has accurate billing, it's
    > a no-brainer. If you must switch from Sprint, try Cingular. Just watch out
    > for the bad towers in the Hershey area. -Dave
    >
    >


    The OP asked for a recommendation in a specific area. VZW has solid
    coverage there while Cingular seems to have some "bad towers".

    How can you claim Cingular has the best ever super good network when you
    report it doesn't work in a populated area (Hershey) that is only 10
    miles away from the state capitol (Harrisburg)? And judging from the
    people I know that have Cingular they seem to have "bad towers" in other
    locations too.



  5. #5
    Ted B.
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    >
    > The OP asked for a recommendation in a specific area. VZW has solid
    > coverage there while Cingular seems to have some "bad towers".
    >
    > How can you claim Cingular has the best ever super good network when you
    > report it doesn't work in a populated area (Hershey) that is only 10 miles
    > away from the state capitol (Harrisburg)? And judging from the people I
    > know that have Cingular they seem to have "bad towers" in other locations
    > too.


    Good questions which I will gladly answer. For many years, I've been paid
    to travel all over the U.S. Mostly East Coast areas, but have hit all but
    one or two states recently. With both Verizon and Cingular, I have had
    almost NO problems at all, as far as coverage goes. Yes, there are areas
    where there is NO coverage from either Verizon or Cingular. Overall,
    Cingular's coverage seems to be better than Verizon, however (fewer 'no
    signal at all' areas with Cingular, in my experience). The exception seems
    to be the Hershey area of PA though. This is the only place I've had a
    problem worth commenting on, when I've used Cingular handsets on the GSM
    nation plan. That's significant considering that I've used Cingular GSM
    handsets all over the U.S.

    There may be a few local areas where Cingular has ****ty coverage. In my
    experience though, Cingular is great if you do a lot of travelling. I don't
    think my experience (with Cingular) would have been so positive if the
    average area had ****ty coverage from Cingular. Therefore it's logical to
    conclude that Cingular has pretty good coverage in most areas. Hershey PA
    may be an exception though. I'd have to hear from other Cingular users in
    the area to see if their experience matched my recent experience
    re. -Dave





  6. #6
    Tiffany
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?


    "ST" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello,
    >
    > I recently moved to Hershey, PA. I am thinking of switching from
    > Sprint to Cingular, or Verizon. I don't get any signal on my Sprint
    > phone in my office, but my colleage can talk on his Verizon phone.
    >
    > Could those people in Hershey please tell me how do you like Cingular
    > in this area?
    >
    > How does Cingluar compares with Sprint or Verizon?
    >
    > I have been with Sprint for several years. My currently plan is 750
    > minutes, two phones, evening starts at 8:00 pm, for $60 a month. Can I
    > get similar deal with Cingular or Verizon?
    >
    > What kind of phone would I get if I decided to switch?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > ST
    >


    I work in Hershey PA and have no problems at all.

    T





  7. #7
    Ted B.
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    > I work in Hershey PA and have no problems at all.
    >
    > T


    That's good to hear. Now, are you a Verizon, Sprint or Cingular customer?
    If so, which one? -Dave





  8. #8
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    If Sprint does not work well, I would go with Verizon. Verizon uses CDMA
    technology and EVDO that is superior to the GSM technology that is offered
    by Cingular.

    -mij

    "Ted B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >> I work in Hershey PA and have no problems at all.
    >>
    >> T

    >
    > That's good to hear. Now, are you a Verizon, Sprint or Cingular customer?
    > If so, which one? -Dave
    >






  9. #9
    Bob the Printer
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?


    "ST" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > I have been with Sprint for several years. My currently plan is 750
    > minutes, two phones, evening starts at 8:00 pm, for $60 a month. Can I
    > get similar deal with Cingular or Verizon?


    I think you'll be paying more for VZW. The other matters I can't comment
    about.





  10. #10
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    Ted B. wrote:
    >> The OP asked for a recommendation in a specific area. VZW has solid
    >> coverage there while Cingular seems to have some "bad towers".
    >>
    >> How can you claim Cingular has the best ever super good network when
    >> you report it doesn't work in a populated area (Hershey) that is
    >> only 10 miles away from the state capitol (Harrisburg)? And judging
    >> from the people I know that have Cingular they seem to have "bad
    >> towers" in other locations too.

    >
    > Good questions which I will gladly answer. For many years, I've been
    > paid to travel all over the U.S. Mostly East Coast areas, but have
    > hit all but one or two states recently. With both Verizon and
    > Cingular, I have had almost NO problems at all, as far as coverage
    > goes. Yes, there are areas where there is NO coverage from either
    > Verizon or Cingular. Overall, Cingular's coverage seems to be better
    > than Verizon, however (fewer 'no signal at all' areas with Cingular,
    > in my experience). The exception seems to be the Hershey area of PA
    > though.


    So the whole country is better served by GSM than CDMA/AMPS except for
    Hershey, PA. What a coincidence.

    You did say you had a GSM-only phone, right? If so I'd love to see you
    get a signal in some of the AMPS-only boonies that exist in the U.S. to
    this day (you're not the only one who travels).

    FWIW, your opinion seems a little too tainted--due to a CS issue with
    Verizon--to be taken seriously. There are people who have had negative
    CS experiences with Cingular. And Sprint, and T-Mobile...


    --
    Mike





  11. #11
    Ted B.
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    > So the whole country is better served by GSM than CDMA/AMPS except for
    > Hershey, PA. What a coincidence.


    Well, every area I've travelled, anyway. That does cover quite a bit of the
    country. It's only a "coincidence" that someone ASKED about Hershey shortly
    after I got back from that area, and noticed that Cingular doesn't seem to
    work as well there as it does in all other areas I've tried it.

    >
    > You did say you had a GSM-only phone, right? If so I'd love to see you get
    > a signal in some of the AMPS-only boonies that exist in the U.S. to this
    > day (you're not the only one who travels).


    Like I said, there are areas where neither Verizon NOR Cingular have
    coverage. You can't expect a single cell service to have coverage
    everywhere, even if you still have a dinosaur analog phone. If you expect a
    cell phone to work everywhere you go, then ALL cellular services suck raw
    eggs. You have to put it in perspective . . . does the service work for you
    most of the time? If so, then it's pretty good. I travel a lot, and I'm
    overall pretty happy with Cingular.

    > FWIW, your opinion seems a little too tainted--due to a CS issue with
    > Verizon--to be taken seriously. There are people who have had negative CS
    > experiences with Cingular. And Sprint, and T-Mobile...
    >


    No doubt. But I'd never claim that Verizon has poor coverage. Their
    coverage is pretty good, also tested by myself in many areas of the U.S.
    I'd personally never go back to using Verizon as I don't agree with some of
    their predatory (IMHO) billing practices. But then, the OP did ask about
    coverage. I don't remember if I've ever been to Hershey/Harrisburg area
    while carrying a Verizon handset. If so, I didn't have any coverage
    problems there, as I would have remembered, if I did. -Dave





  12. #12
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    Joseph wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:05:46 -0700, "Tinman"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> You did say you had a GSM-only phone, right? If so I'd love to see
    >> you get a signal in some of the AMPS-only boonies that exist in the
    >> U.S. to this day (you're not the only one who travels).

    >
    > And in another three years that won't matter either as AMPS will be
    > shut down anyway.
    >


    First, three years is a heck of a long time, relatively speaking (i.e.,
    50% longer than a two-year cellphone contract).

    Second, AMPS is not going to be "shut down." Certainly not in the
    boonies where there is no other coverage. (Though I suspect you don't
    understand the difference between a requirement to "shut" something down
    and a non-requirement to keep something up.)

    But I'll be sure to mention your point the next time, when in an
    AMPS-only coverage area, a GSM/Nextel user asks to borrow my
    dual-band/tri-mode phone.


    --
    Mike





  13. #13
    Tiffany
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?


    "Ted B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >> I work in Hershey PA and have no problems at all.
    >>
    >> T

    >
    > That's good to hear. Now, are you a Verizon, Sprint or Cingular customer?
    > If so, which one? -Dave
    >


    Cingular





  14. #14
    Ben Skversky
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    You might want to check T-Mobile too.

    "ST" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello,
    >
    > I recently moved to Hershey, PA. I am thinking of switching from
    > Sprint to Cingular, or Verizon. I don't get any signal on my Sprint
    > phone in my office, but my colleage can talk on his Verizon phone.
    >
    > Could those people in Hershey please tell me how do you like Cingular
    > in this area?
    >
    > How does Cingluar compares with Sprint or Verizon?
    >
    > I have been with Sprint for several years. My currently plan is 750
    > minutes, two phones, evening starts at 8:00 pm, for $60 a month. Can I
    > get similar deal with Cingular or Verizon?
    >
    > What kind of phone would I get if I decided to switch?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > ST
    >






  15. #15
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: how is signal coverage in Hershey PA?

    Joseph wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 17:52:31 -0700, "Tinman"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> But I'll be sure to mention your point the next time, when in an
    >> AMPS-only coverage area, a GSM/Nextel user asks to borrow my
    >> dual-band/tri-mode phone.

    >
    > If you want to put your head in the sand and pretend that AMPS is not
    > going away go for it. The fact remains that AMPS *will* be going away
    > eventually.
    >


    Covering your bases is not putting your "head in the sand."

    But I'll be sure to use that phrase the next time, when in an AMPS-only
    coverage area, a GSM/Nextel user asks to borrow my dual-band/tri-mode
    phone: "No you cannot borrow my phone. It's not my fault you had your
    head in the sand here in BFE and thought your phone would still work."
    Yea, I like that. (I think I can pull it off without asterisks, so feel
    free to use my allotment.)


    --
    Mike





  • Similar Threads




  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast